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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. ROGER DE PICOT: Birth: ABT 1085 in COTTENHAM,CAMBRIDGESHIRE,ENGLAND.

  2. Henry de Say: Birth: ABT. 1087 in Clun, Shropshire, England. Death: AFT. 1121


Sources
1. Title:   The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
Page:   107

Notes
a. Note:   t with his. Those willing to squeeze the peasantsto their maximum were the best qualified in William's eyes. He institutedthe practice of selling the office to the highest bidder. This broughtforth evil men willing to pay exorbitant prices for the office and thenwilling to do whatever it took to recoup their investment. . . No onespoke out for the peasantry because their only representative to the kingwas the very sheriffs embezzling them. The most notorious was Picot,Sheriff of Cambridgeshire. . . . Monks describe him as: "a hungry lion, a prowling wolf, a crafty fox, a filthy swine, a dogwithout shame, who stuffed his belly like an insatiable beast as thoughthe whole country were a single corpse." Note: I assume that the above quote refers to Robert Fitz Picot, since hewas in Camberidgeshire at the time of William the Conqueror. King William sought aggressive types for the office of sheriff whoseambitions were consistent with his. Those willing to squeeze the peasantsto their maximum were the best qualified in William's eyes. He institutedthe practice of selling the office to the highest bidder. This broughtforth evil men willing to pay exorbitant prices for the office and thenwilling to do whatever it took to recoup their investment. . . No onespoke out for the peasantry because their only representative to the kingwas the very sheriffs embezzling them. The most notorious was Picot,Sheriff of Cambridgeshire. . . . Monks describe him as: "a hungry lion, a prowling wolf, a crafty fox, a filthy swine, a dogwithout shame, who stuffed his belly like an insatiable beast as thoughthe whole country were a single corpse." Note: I assume that the above quote refers to Robert Fitz Picot, since hewas in Camberidgeshire at the time of William the Conqueror.
Note:   King William sought aggressive types for the office of sheriff whoseambitions were consisten


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